Alleged Rape and Sexual Assault of a Child Defense – Article 120b
Military Criminal Defense Attorney Joseph L. Jordan
If you've been charged with alleged rape or sexual abuse of a child, contact our former service member for representation at 833-884-2715. Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law will represent you as your military criminal defense attorney. Servicemen and women convicted of rape or sexual assault could face prison time as well as a dishonorable discharge or dismissal from service. A recent measure by the House of Representatives has made it even more essential to work with an experienced military lawyer who can provide aggressive representation in courts martial and help ensure you a favorable outcome. Based in Killeen, Texas, Attorney Jordan is a military defense lawyer with a strong track record of successful defense against sexual assault allegations. As a former Army Judge Advocate, he is well-versed with pertinent laws and procedures and goes the extra mile to protect your rights.
Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child Charges
Any military member who sexually assaults, rapes, or physically abuses or threatens to abuse a child under the age of 16 will be charged under Article 120b of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Any allegation of sex crimes involving minors should be taken extremely seriously. You will not be given the benefit of the doubt by the military, so you need an experienced and aggressive attorney on your side to ensure you don't go from a decorated hero to being labeled a sexual predator overnight. Your career and your future and freedom are on the line if you're facing charges under Article 120b. Contact Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law immediately if you find yourself facing charges of rape of a child, sexual assault of a child, or sexual abuse of a child.
Taking a Closer Look at Article 120b – Rape and Sexual Assault of a Child
Being accused of these serious crimes is nothing to take lightly, and we understand the importance of what you're facing. We want you to be informed about these charges and their possible consequences. Under the UCMJ Text of Statute, an individual is said to have committed the rape of a child if they have:
- Engaged in a sexual act with a child who is less than 12 years of age, or
- Engaged in a sexual act with a child who is aged 12 years by (a) the use of force (b) the use of threat or fear (c) making the child lose its consciousness (d) giving the child a drug, intoxicant or other substance
Breaking Down the Charges :
These serious charges can result in severe consequences, so you need an experienced, aggressive military attorney on your side to clear your good name. Here are the potential sentences for rape and sexual assault of a child:
Rape of a child – Up to a death sentence or life imprisonment. Other punishments include mandatory dishonorable discharge and forfeiture of total pay and allowance.
Aggravated sexual assault of a child – 20 years in prison and dishonorable discharge, as well as forfeiture of total pay and allowance.
Aggravated sexual abuse of a child – 20 years in jail, dishonorable discharge, and forfeiture of total pay and allowance.
Aggravated sexual contact with a child – Up to 20 years of confinement, dishonorable discharge, and full forfeiture of pay and benefits.
Abusive sexual contact with a child – Up to 15 years of confinement, dishonorable discharge, full forfeiture of pay and benefits.
Indecent liberty with a child – Up to 15 years of confinement, dishonorable discharge, and full forfeiture of pay and benefits.
Contact Our UCMJ Military Lawyer Today
If you've been accused of these charges, your only recourse is fiercely contesting them, and that's where Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law comes into play. Don't allow government prosecutors to convince you that you'll be spared the worst of charges by pleading guilty. We'll contest your case depending on the offenses you've been charged with, as well as the circumstances surrounding said charges. Factors we take into account include your relationship with the alleged victim, the mistake of fact as to age, and actions taken by law enforcement. Facing the combined resources of the military, along with the current cultural climate, is not easy. If you or a loved one is facing Article 120 charges, it's essential to speak with a military defense attorney immediately. Contact Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law right away so we can get started fighting for your freedom.